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With IEM San Jose just around the corner, IEM has announced the brackets for the upcoming IEM San Jose on November 21st. It was recently revealed that Amazon would be backing the event, boosting the total prize pool by $25,000 and holding a crowdfunded sales event at to further that number.





In addition, Thevoting for North American LCS teams to IEM Cologne has opened, with four teams who have not been featured in previous IEM events this year eligible as candidates. They will join the already qualified Edward Gaming from China, and the recent champions of the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup, ESC Ever.

Finally, Mark Cuban,  owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Magnolia Pictures, will be competing against Intel CEO  Brian Krzanich in a celebrity showmatch for charity during the San Jose event. Teams will consist of Krzanich and Cuban at the head of their own roster of former professional players.




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With a roster set to compete at IEM San Jose, TSM has revealed the final pieces to the roster puzzle in it’s new coaching staff. Taking over the Head Coach position will be KC “Woodbuck” Woods. Operating as Strategic Coach will be Josh “Jarge” Smith, who formerly served as Head Analyst for Fnatic.




Meet the Coaches:




Head Coach KC and TSM analyst Parth took to reddit to discuss working together and the future of the team:


KC, aka Woodbuck, here. I am the new head coach for TSM this year. Hopefully you give me a small break for my first time on camera, it was not very natural for me.

This year, I will be working with my strategic coach, Jarge, to help the team reach their personal and team oriented goals. Jarge will focus on their performance in game by helping the players understand the fundamental strategy of the game, adjust to metas, pick/ban, etc. You all should be extremely hyped by how ridiculously talented he is in this regard. Since this is an extremely time consuming task, I will take responsibility for everything else, so he can remain focused.

My role as the head coach will be to create a culture and structure within the team that promotes a strong work ethic, a resilient team bond, and a sense of responsibility to do everything the right way — the TSM way. I have laid out my expectations to the players and I will ensure they follow through. I am telling everyone right now, I will not accept anything but their best effort and I will not allow the culture of this team to breakdown. This will be the most unified and disciplined team in NA.

Jarge and I are 100% committed to working our asses off this year and we will set the example for the players to follow. A lot is going to change in the TSM house/office, and I hope everyone is ready to come along for the ride.


Hey guys, Parth here.

I’ll be working closely with Andy, Josh, and KC to set up a solid infrastructure for this year. Then I’ll be stepping back and working for the TSM organization. Thank you everyone for your support last year, and I know KC and Josh will do an incredible job for the team moving forward.


Check out the new TSM roster in action at IEM San Jose, beginning on November 21st.


With the offseason well underway, rosters have already started to transform completely, with many teams opting for at least one change. We’ve put together a quick guide by region, and will be adding the LMS soon. In the meantime, here is the current state of the 2015/2016 Offseason.













SKT Marin Bengi Faker (Confirmed for 2016) Bang Wolf
KOO Tigers (renamed to just the Tigers) Smeb Hojin Kuro Pray Gorilla
KT Rolster Ssumday Score Nagne Arrow Piccaboo
SBENU Soul CatchFlaw SaSin Nuclear Secret
Najin e-mFire Duke Watch Ggoong Ohq Pure
CJ Entus Shy(Tryouts) Ambition (Tryouts) Coco (Tryouts) Space (Tryouts) Madlife (Tryouts)
Jin Air TrAceSoHwan Chaser GBM Pilot Chei
Rebels Anarchy ikssu Lira Mickey Sangyoon Snowflower
Longzhu IM Expression TusiN Frozen Roar IgNar
SSG CuVee Eve Crown Fury Luna





LGD Acorn TBQ(Leaving after IEM) GodV Imp Pyl
EDG Koro1 Clearlove Pawn Deft Meiko
IG Zztai Kakao Rookie KidTime KittiesMo
Qiao Gu V Swift DoinB TnT TcT
Snake Flandre Beast U kRYST4L Ella
Vici Dandy World6 Peng Xuan Mata
OMG gogoingxiyang LovelingJuejue COOL UziNorth sanLuo
Master3 Looper Condi dade smlz lovecd
RNG Letme mlxg xiaohu wuxx ley
Unlimited Potential Loong Eimy Jiaoyang Skatch Heart
Team WE Aluka SpiritWuShuang Xiye Mystic sukiM Conan
King Cola insec Corn Namei Zero


NA/EU LCS Free Agency Tracker

  • Wildturtle
  • Xpecial
  • Freeze
  • Forg1ven
  • Vardags
  • H0RO
  • Jwaow
  • Loulex
  • Freddy112
  • Dexter
  • GBM (Previously Mid Laner for Jin Air Green Wings, heading to NA)
  • GosuPepper/Edward
  • Goldenglue
  • Porpoise


NoL will continue to provide updates to each list as well as the status of free agents as information becomes available. Watch out for more in depth offseason coverage starting with IEM San Jose.


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The offseason roster shuffle continues as TSM has revealed their lineup for the upcoming IEM San Jose. Announced Via Twitter, the newest rendition of the LoL squad plays host to a mix of NA and EU LCS Stars. With a fresh mindset and winning the only goal, the teams premiere on the IEM stage will serve as a trial period for the newest members of TSM. Announcement video and tweet:




Team SoloMid Roster IEM San Jose


TSM Roster



We are announcing that the tryouts for our AD Carry position have ended, and would like to welcome the newest member of our organization, Peter ‘Doublelift’ Peng.

Doublelift is a player who truly needs no introduction. Consistently heralded as the best AD Carry to have come from North America, Doublelift has been a professional player since Season 1 and has represented our region at Worlds twice. His storied career is well known internationally, and he has proven himself on numerous occasions to be a worthy opponent on the world stage. His reputation as a consistently motivated and hardworking player, in addition to his status as a North American have led us to believe that Doublelift was the best choice for the position over a large number of talented applicants. We are extremely excited to welcome him to TSM, and look forward to the upcoming year with him.

“Joining TSM will be a new chapter in my life, one that I am both excited and proud to be a part of. I hope to prove myself and earn the welcome of TSM fans worldwide. I am determined to use this fresh start to break through my current limits and dominate the competition harder than ever.

To all my current fans: regardless of the team I play for, I will always be the same person that you have known. I will now be playing for an organization I believe that will respect my loyalty and hard work. I am extremely grateful for all the support you have shown me throughout my career, and hope to deliver even better results this season.” – Peter ‘Doublelift’ Peng

As a result of this decision, we are also announcing that Jason ‘WildTurtle’ Tran is now a part of our substitute roster, and is looking at starting AD Carry positions on other teams. We will announce any future updates regarding his situation.


The TSM roster is now wide open as the team has announced they will be holding tryouts for the ADC position. With last week’s roster shuffle, and the ADC slot also up for grabs, Team SoloMid looks to rebuild over the next few weeks in preparation for upcoming IEM San Jose in November.

We are announcing tryouts for the AD Carry role on our League of Legends roster. As we are in the process of restructuring our management and rebuilding the team, we would like to explore more talent, new or old, in hopes of finding the best roster possible. Our current AD Carry Jason ‘WildTurtle’ Tran will be participating in these tryouts. The position will go to whomever we feel to be the best suited for it.

Like the other tryouts, every applicant must have the following requirements:

  • Fluency in English
  • Challenger ranking in NA, EU, KR, CN, or TW
  • Willing to relocate to the TSM Gaming House in California, USA
  • A positive mind set, which includes but is not limited to the following:
    • Willingness to learn from others
    • Competitive spirit
    • The ability to accept criticism and be self-critical
    • Cooperative and willing to adapt to and work within a team environment


As a side note: we are still accepting applicants for all the previous positions listed.


Application details



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Team SoloMid continues to make big changes to it’s League of Legends division, and are looking to fill several positions within their coaching and support staff. Here is the announcement in it’s entirety, from


Following our changes to the League of Legends team, we are currently seeking to restructure our coaching staff and support team. This restructure requires the following positions to be filled, with their necessary qualifications and responsibilities:

  • Following our changes to the League of Legends team, we are currently seeking to restructure our coaching staff and support team. This restructure requires the following positions to be filled, with their necessary qualifications and responsibilities:
  • Head Coach


    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Previous experience working with players in traditional sports
    • A level-headed authority figure able to settle disputes and facilitate further progress within the team
    • Work with TSM staff to create an environment for players to grow and improve
    • Basic knowledge of League of Legends


    Additional Gameplay Coaches


    • In-depth knowledge of competitive League of Legends
    • Ability to read and prep the team for a fast changing metagame
    • Ability to work with players and head coach to develop strategies well-suited for the team



    Online Analysts


    • In-depth knowledge of competitive League of Legends
    • Assist the coaching staff with prep work and research on opponents
    • Must be able to provide information in a way that also helps to improve the team


    In addition to the previous tryout announcement, for every position available (meaning both coachingand player), we will announce when it has been filled within 24 hours of making the decision. We will be processing every application submitted up until when an announcement has been made. To paraphrase: this means that every position should be considered open until there has been announcement that it has been filled.


    Please send your applications to with the following information:


    Requested Position:
    Previous experience(s) in (e)sports:
    Motivation for joining:


Update: TSM Head Coach Choi ‘Locodoco’ Yoon-Sub clarified on twitter that he will no longer maintain the head coach role but will remain with the team.



NoL will continue to provide updates to the Team SoloMid roster and staff as the offseason develops.



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Team SoloMid has announced the departure of 3 members of it’s League of Legends team, with Marcus “Dyrus” Hill, Lucas “Santorin” Larsen, and Ham “Lustboy” Jang-sik leaving the starting roster. Dyrus will remain with TSM as a full-time streamer and content creator, Lustboy will become an analyst for the team and assist in building a new roster, and Santorin will no longer play competitively.


As Season 5 comes to a close, we announce with a heavy heart the departures of Lucas ‘Santorin’ Larsen, Jang-sik ‘Lustboy’ Ham, and Marcus ‘Dyrus’ Hill from our League of Legends line-up. Santorin will be stepping down from the TSM roster, while Lustboy and Dyrus will remain as streamers under TSM.

Lucas ‘Santorin’ Larsen and our brand are mutually parting ways. Both him and the team remain on amicable terms, and we appreciate all his hard work in the past year. TSM wishes him farewell and best of luck in his future endeavors.


“I have enjoyed my time with TSM but we have now decided to part ways. Everyone has been nice to me and Andy has always done his best to help me out with everything. I will most likely not be playing competitive League Of Legends anymore but I will try to make full time streaming work while studying on the side.”

-Lucas ‘Santorin’ Larsen


“Santorin was a pleasure to work with. It’s a real shame that things didn’t work out. I wish him the best of luck for the future”

-Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh


Jang-sik ‘Lustboy’ Ham is departing from TSM as a result of his decision to retire from professional play. His retirement marks the end of a very storied career, having been a part of the dominant Azubu Blaze, and spending the last year of his career as a part of the TSM family. Lustboy has left behind very large shoes to fill, and he will be remembered fondly with his hard earned victories on TSM. Lustboy will move to an analyst position, while also helping TSM construct their 2016 roster.


“Due to shoulder injuries and being tired of playing, I decided to step down as a player but I’ll still be involved with TSM helping in anyway possible. I will never forget how much fans and everyone treated me kindly, and I appreciate the opportunity given to me by TSM to prove my skills even though I was a foreigner.”

– Jang-sik ‘Lustboy’ Ham


“Lustboy joined TSM at a critical time, when we were left without a support due to unforeseen circumstances. He was rushed to join the team and was a crucial part of our 1st place finish in summer split 2014. He’s been a pleasure to work with in and out of game and I hope he can continue his success for the rest of his future endeavors”
– Yoonsup ‘Locodoco’ Choi


Last, but not least, the departure of Marcus ‘Dyrus’ Hill. In the last four years, Dyrus has built a legacy. This is a legacy of dominance over the North American League of Legends professional scene for the previous four seasons. Four seasons where Dyrus maintained a berth on the top of North American standings throughout his career, and became one of only two players to have attended every World Championship to date. Dyrus’ achievements during his tenure within Team SoloMid have made him a legend, and his retirement marks the end of an era. Dyrus will be moving into the “TSM Retirement Home” with ex-teammate Brian ‘TheOddOne’ Wyllie to become a full time streamer.


“After 5 seasons of playing competitive I think it’s time to give someone else the chance to play with such amazing teammates. I am burnt out and it would be unfair to keep going without the same level of motivation. I will still be under TSM and I will support them from behind the scenes. Thank you all for everything I look forward to seeing the new roster soon!”
-Marcus ‘Dyrus’ Hill


“Thanks so much for being an awesome friend, teammate, and employee for the last 5 years. I look forward to continue working with Dyrus in supporting his transition from a player to streamer.”

-Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh


We wish to express our gratitude to these players, all of whom have dedicated an extreme amount of time and their lives to Team SoloMid. Their contributions will have a lasting influence within the organization, and again we wish them all fair fortunes and the best of luck.


Confirmed by lolesports, LGD has opted to use substitute Lee “Flame” Hojong in place of Choi “Acorn” Cheon-ju after an 0-3 start to the 2015 World Championship Group Stage.


LGD gave The Score’s Kelsey Moser a statement on their decision to make the swap:

The team has had good results with Flame during scrims and would like to give him a chance.





LGD and the rest of group D’s matches kick off on Saturday, October 10th.


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tsmfinals Good luck TSM at the World Championship! We have faith!

TSM x Dragonball Z Crossover? Sure.
Side note, my tablet died little over halfway through this so then I had to use my mouse. Pardon the mess!

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